Simon Bize

Simon Bize

Elegance and classicism: the Savigny benchmark

With Domaine Simon Bize, we enter the great tradition of the Côte de Beaune. The history of the estate began in 1880 in Savigny Les Beaune. Since then, the generations have succeeded one another, maintaining the same attachment to the land, to hard work and to authentic wines.

Whether it's Patrick Bize or his ancestors, their aim has always been to make wines that are precise, delicate and representative of their terroirs.

"Our winemaking aims to respect the diversity of terroirs, favoring finesse and elegance over power and exaggerated extraction."

Today, Chisa Bize, Patrick's wife (who passed away in 2013), manages the estate and carries on the tradition. Always in a spirit of quality, precision, elegance and respect for the land. This is the great strength of this estate, which offers a masterly interpretation of the different terroirs of Savigny Les Beaune through its parcel-based cuvées:

Les Grands Liards: a 1.60-hectare parcel, with the oldest vines dating back to 1939, located beneath Les Lavières, on limestone soils, produces a more sustained wine with excellent ageing potential.

Premier Cru Les Fournaux: 1 ha of vines planted in 1962. The soil is stony at the top and deeper at the bottom. The result is a very expressive, generous wine that quickly reveals itself. A fine introduction to the 1er crus of Savigny-les-Beaune.

Premier Cru Les Talmettes: 0.80 ha planted in 1968. Situated high on the hillside, this vineyard faces south on the Savigny side. Sheltered from the north wind, the Talmettes terroir differs from its twin, Vergelesses, in its softer character.

Premier Cru Les Marconnets: a small 0.60-hectare parcel on deep, sandy soil, the vineyard's tension and energy make it one of Côte de Beaune's flagship 1er crus. With excellent ageing potential, this rich, fleshy wine reveals the complexity of its terroir over the years.

Premier Cru Aux Vergelesses: A terroir emblematic of the Domaine, this parcel enjoys perfect sunshine combined with north and west winds, making it exceptional. Pinot Noir expresses itself on this Chardonnay soil, drawing out all the energy, minerality and richness of this very special soil. The wines are complex, expressive and energetic on the palate, with an aromatic richness that merits several years' cellaring.